Hollywood: Céline opens up about health in doc; Cher’s guardianship application fails


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Dokkie looks at Céline’s health battle

The streaming service Amazon Prime Video announced this week that it has acquired the rights to produce a documentary film about the Canadian pop singer Céline Dion.

This movie, I Am: Celine Dion, will be made by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Irene Taylor and will give a raw and personal look into the 55-year-old singer’s battle with Moersch-Woltman Syndrome, also known as “Stiff Person Syndrome”.

Céline announced in December 2022 that she suffers from this rare neurological disorder and that her voice has been affected by it.

This condition has characteristics of an autoimmune disease and symptoms include muscle spasms and greater sensitivity to noise and touch.

The singer was consequently forced to her Courage-cancel world tour.

“These last few years have been such a challenge for me, the discovery of my condition, to learn how to live with it and manage it, but not to let it define me. As the road to resuming my career continues, I’ve realized how much I miss seeing my fans.

“During this absence, I decided I wanted to document this part of my life, to try to raise awareness of this unknown condition and to help others who share this diagnosis,” the singer wrote in a social media post.

Amazon describes the movie as an “emotional, energetic and poetic love letter to music”.

It is not yet known when the movie will be shown on the platform.

Cher’s son “Strong Enough” without intervention

American singer Cher’s request for temporary guardianship of her son Elijah Blue Allman has been rejected by a judge in the US.

BBC reports the singer filed the order last year due to Allman’s alleged substance abuse and mental health issues.

Should this application succeed, the “Strong Enough” singer could have had a similar agreement to the order that gave Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, control over, among other things, her personal finances for 13 years.

It is usually granted by a court for individuals who cannot make their own decisions due to physical or mental illness.

Cher’s lawyers said that she does not necessarily seek any direct control over Allman’s money, and would be happy if a court-appointed financial manager handles his financial affairs, reports AFP.

The singer says she does fear that her son’s life is in danger if he is constantly given access to the trust left to him by his father, rocker Greg Allman.

Judge Jessica A Uzcategui dismissed the petition, although she will still consider a larger, long-term conservatorship at a hearing in March, according to the BBC.

“Gossip Girl” actor asks for the yes word

The Gossip Girl-actor Ed Westwick gave new meaning to the English saying “love is in the air” when he proposed on a suspension bridge in Switzerland.

The Englishman recently shared photos on Instagram in which he asked his girlfriend of almost three years, Amy Jackson, to become his wife in the middle of a skiing trip.

Westwick rose to fame in 2006 for his role as Gossip Girl said Chuck Bass. Jackson recently played the role of Imra Ardeen Supergirl interpret.

The couple reportedly met in 2021 at the Silverstone race track People.

Jackson has a five-year-old son from a previous marriage with businessman George Panayiotou.

Hollywood is blooming with baby news

Singer and former Disney Channel actress Ally Michalka will soon be able to purchase small Mickey Mouse ears.

Michalka announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday that she and her husband, Stephen Ringer, are expecting their first pinkie. The couple got married in 2015 and, according to the singer, was in no rush to expand their family.

She has on People says she found out the news the morning of her and her sister AJ Michalka’s recent sold-out concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

At the time, Michalka appeared in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future played She and her sister have been singing together since 2004 under the name “Ally and AJ” and in 2010 launched the hit “Potential Breakup Song”.

Elizabeth Moss, known for her role in the dystopian television series The Handmaid’s Talealso announced her pregnancy this week on the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The 41-year-old actress said she feels “really happy” during her pregnancy and says “it’s going really well”.

It is not yet known who the father of Moss’ first child is. She was previously married to comedian Fred Armisen.

Suits streaming service hit again

Suitsthe legal hit drama, was watched for a record 57.7 billion minutes on Netflix in 2023, according to recent data from media analysts Nielsen.

The series, which was first on television from 2011 to 2019, set a new American streaming record thanks to these figures, according to the BBC.

It did The Office beat its previous record of 57.1 billion minutes, set in 2020.

although Suits has been seen on South African Netflix viewers’ screens for some time, American audiences only got access to this program in August 2023. It was previously only shown on the American television channel NBC.

Viewers’ appetite for nostalgia, as well as Meghan Markle’s popularity and her and Prince Harry’s sensational Netflix documentary series, is said to be fueling Harry and Meghanmay have contributed to the show’s US streaming service success.

Sources: BBC, People, LA Times, Hello!